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Case studies

Adam Burns - BA (Hons) Public Relations
Adam Burns is a successful final year PR student and employee of the prestigious Public Relations agency Bell Pottinger.

Aisha Pothan - MA Human Resource Management
Aisha Pothan was keen to exploit all of the work placement opportunities on offer at Leeds Met and used a shadow placement module to gain experience with Leeds Building Society.

Alan King - BA (Hons) in Business Studies
During his time at Leeds Metropolitan, Alan King was keen to work and study, so he quickly secured a position as a Management Accounting Assistant with ASK Ingres through Leeds Metropolitan’s employment service – the Job Shop.

Alexa Morton - CIM Certificate in Marketing
Alexa is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan’s CIM Certificate in Marketing and currently works as a Visitor Experience & Marketing Manager at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

Alice Pepperell - BA (Hons) Human Geography & Planning
When composing her CV, Alice sought the aid of the careers experts working in our University’s Job Shop, who gave her invaluable advice to put together a CV that would attract employer’s attention.

Claire Lipman - Frosted Lime
Claire was inspired to start her own business when she was an employee for a company that engraved glass giftware and fell in love with the medium of glass for creating personalised gifts and works of beauty.

Deborah Sampson - Sampson Landscapes
Debbie completed her Higher National Certificate in Art and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2011 and decided to set up her own business with assistance from our Business Advisors and by attending workshops, arranged by Business Start Up.

Edd Brownrigg & Pete Cooper - BSc (Hons) Computing
Edd Brownrigg and Pete Cooper didn’t have to wait long to get their computing careers underway after studying at our university. In fact, they’d already caught the eye of a local employer before they even graduated.

Emma Haworth - BA (Hons) Sports Marketing
With a reputation for being one of the best institutions in the country to study Public Relations Emma Haworth, a Sports Marketing and PR graduate, was not only attracted to Leeds Met by the course, but also the University’s fantastic sports facilities.

Emma Lister - BA (Hons) Public Relations & Communication
Emma Lister wanted to get ahead of the field at university by grabbing as much work experience as she could. Her hard work paid off – just a few months after graduating Emma is already working in PR.

Emma O’Hara - BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
Clinical research coordinator Emma, who is involved in NHS research projects on illnesses such as diabetes and cancer, credits her study for getting her to where she is today.

Euan Lawrence - Postgraduate Diploma Law and Postgraduate Diploma Legal Practice Course
Euan, originally from Edinburgh, joined our University back in 2004 to study the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and decided to stay beyond that year to expand his studies and take the Postgraduate Diploma Legal Course.

Kane Towning - BA (Hons) Entertainment Management
Brought up in the bar and club industry, aspiring DJ Kane Towning already had his sights set firmly on the entertainment industry for his chosen career path.

Karl Young - BA (Hons) Marketing & Advertising Management
Recent graduate Karl Young has always been hands-on when it comes to work; and it was this passion to work and to learn, combined with a little help from Leeds Met's Job Shop that drove Karl forward into the position that he holds today.

Laura Wellington - BA (Hons) Design
Laura Wellington is a contemporary lighting and furniture designer, who has recently seen major success with the launch of her product ‘Hula’.

Lauren Ingleby - BA (Hons) English & History
When Leeds girl Lauren discovered that Leeds Metropolitan offered English and history, one of her favourite fields of interest, as a degree subject, she was keen to follow up so didn’t waste any time and applied to our University straight away.

Matt Pears - MSc Sport & Exercise Science & BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
Matt was initially attracted to the University, to study his undergraduate degree, because of its outstanding reputation for sport and its desire to stand out and be the best.

Megan Ellis - BA (Hons) Events Management
Being creative was always in Megan's nature so when she was looking to do her university degree, this was always something she wanted to factor in.

Mohamed Al-Daradji - MA Film and Moving Image Production
Mohamed studied our MA Film and Moving Image Production course (now MA Filmmaking) where he specialised in cinematography. It was during his time at Leeds Metropolitan that he directed his debut feature film 'Ahlaam' which was nominated for an Oscar.

Nicholas Renn Nichol - BSc (Hons) International Relations & Global Development
From an early age Nick took a keen interest in humanitarian aid and international support, and knew that he wanted to get involved in aid efforts across the world.

Phillipa Holden - BA (Hons) Marketing
Phillipa was drawn to Leeds Metropolitan because of the prospect of work placements available to business students and the employability figures that our University boasted

Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden - BSc (Hons) Creative Music and Sound Technology
Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden arrived at our University to pursue their passion for music. We’re glad they did - just a few years later they were celebrating two No.1 hits in the UK charts.

Priyantha Udagedara - PhD Contemporary Fine Art Practice
Having been offered a scholarship and the opportunity to study abroad, Sri Lankan artist Priyantha chose the UK to further develop his talent.

Samantha Auckland - PG Dip Advanced Practice and MSc Advanced Practice
District nurse Samantha was looking to progress her career – she wanted to find a senior position where she could still operate on the clinical side too.

Tristan Gibson - BA (Hons) Film & Moving Image production
Leeds Met has set Tristan Gibson on the path to some life-changing experiences which have improved his employability and given him access to the world stage as a starting point for his career.

Will Peirce and Jonny Teeling - BA (Hons) Marketing
Entrepreneurs Will Peirce and Jonny Teeling have always had a desire to succeed.

Yasser Ranjha - BA (Hons) Graphic Arts & Design
After graduating from Leeds Metropolitan in summer 2011 with a degree in graphic arts and design, Yasser Ranjha is balancing running a multi-million pound charity with being one of Britain’s up and coming radio presenters.